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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Honorary doctorate for Yoshinori Asakawa

Yoshinori Asakawa, Professor of Pharmacognosy at Tokushima Bunri  University, Japan, and the world's leading specialist on the biosynthesis and biological activity of the chemical substances of bryophytes, has received the honorary doctorate degree (Dr. h.c.) from the University of Lublin, Poland, on 17. May 2012.   

Professor Asakawa is the author or co-author or more than 600 research papers, and 37 books and monographs, the majority of them on bryophyte chemistry. He is well known to bryologists as a frequent participant and speaker at international bryological congresses. Moreover, he has been a first recipient (in 1983) of the Hedwig Medal of the International Association of Bryologists for his outstanding research in bryophyte chemistry. Congratulations, Yoshinori!! 

    Robbert Gradstein
    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
    Dept. Systématique et Evolution / Cryptogamie
    Case Postale 39
    57 rue Cuvier
    75231 Paris cedex 05

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